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Chapter 187 — Holidays; Standard of Time; Commemorations
187.010 Legal holidays; acts deferred to next business day; effect on labor agreements. (1) The following days are legal holidays in this state:
(a) Each Sunday.
(b) New Year’s Day on January 1.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on the third Monday in January.
(d) Presidents Day, for the purpose of commemorating Presidents Washington and Lincoln, on the third Monday in February.
(e) Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.
(f) Independence Day on July 4.
(g) Labor Day on the first Monday in September.
(h) Veterans Day on November 11.
(i) Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in November.
(j) Christmas Day on December 25.
(2) Each time a holiday, other than Sunday, listed in subsection (1) of this section falls on Sunday, the succeeding Monday shall be a legal holiday. Each time a holiday listed in subsection (1) of this section falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be a legal holiday.
(3) Any act authorized, required or permitted to be performed on a holiday as designated in this section may be performed on the next succeeding business day; and no liability or loss of rights of any kind shall result from such delay.
(4) In enumerating legal holidays in subsection (1) of this section, the Legislative Assembly does not intend to limit or otherwise affect public or private collective bargaining or collective bargaining agreements. [Amended by 1955 c.4 §1; 1969 c.455 §1; 1973 c.51 §1; 1975 c.633 §1; 1977 c.135 §1;1977 c.321 §1; 1985 c.518 §1]
187.020 Additional legal holidays. In addition to those specified in ORS 187.010, the following days are legal holidays in this state:
(1) Every day appointed by the Governor as a holiday.
(2) Every day appointed by the President of the United States as a day of mourning, rejoicing or other special observance only when the Governor also appoints that day as a holiday. [Amended by 1969 c.455 §2; 1975 c.633 §2; 1977 c.135 §2; 1977 c.321 §2; 1985 c.518 §2]
187.025 [1953 c.260 §2; 1981 c.450 §1; repealed by 1985 c.518 §4]
187.030 [Repealed by 1985 c.627 §4]
STANDARD OF TIME
187.110 Standard of time. (1) The standard of time for the State of Oregon shall be the United States standard of time as established by the Congress of the United States for any particular area of the state under the Act of March 19, 1918, (15 U.S.C. 261) except that from 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April until 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October the standard of time for any area of this state shall be one hour in advance of the standard established for that particular area by the Congress of the United States under the Act of March 19, 1918.
(2) No department of the state government and no county, city or other political subdivision shall employ any other time or adopt any statute, ordinance or order providing for the use of any other standard of time. [Amended by 1961 c.415 §1; 1961 c.711 §1; 1963 c.265 §1; 1967 c.373 §1; 1991 c.67 §45]
187.200 Garden Week. The first full week in June, beginning with the first Sunday, shall be known as Garden Week. [1987 c.208 §1]
187.210 Asian American Heritage Month. (1)(a) May of each year shall be known as Asian American Heritage Month.
(b) As used in this section, "Asian American" has the meaning given that term in ORS 185.620.
(2) The Governor shall issue a proclamation calling upon the people of this state to use the fourth week of May to celebrate the contributions to the state by Asian Americans in the arts, sciences, commerce and education.
(3)(a) The State Board of Education is encouraged to develop and adopt a curriculum to promote awareness of the contributions to the state by Asian Americans in the arts, sciences, commerce and education.
(b) During school hours throughout the fourth week of Asian American Heritage Month, school districts may designate time for instruction and appropriate activities in commemoration of the lives, history and achievements of Asian Americans in Oregon history. [1999 c.690 §1]
187.220 POW/MIA flag. (1) A public body shall display the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag with the United States flag and the Oregon State flag upon or near the principal building of the public body on the following days:
(a) Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May.
(b) Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.
(c) Flag Day on June 14.
(d) Independence Day on July 4.
(e) National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
(f) Veterans Day on November 11.
(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall provide a National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag to a public body for display under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) As used in this section, "public body" means the state, a county and a city. [1999 c.613 §1]